TWO “prolific” teenage offenders have been locked up for a total of three-and-a-half years for catalogue of crimes.
The 16-year-old and 17-year-old males, who are both from Winsford, were sent down for 18 months and 24 months respectively by Vale Royal Youth Court on Wednesday.
The youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to nine offences each, including seven burglaries committed together.
The 16-year-old, who has a string of previous convictions and was released from a young offenders’ institute at the end of May, also admitted affray and a breach of his licence.
The older defendant – released in mid June – admitted breaching his licence and theft.
Police welcomed the sentences. Insp Dave Snasdell, head of Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “These two are prolific offenders. They were only recently released from custody and have gone on another crime spree.
“We were monitoring them and as a result we were able to make quick arrests and recover evidence and put these offenders before the courts.”